Fight fans hit back at video shared by Deontay Wilder after Tyson Fury draw
Deontay Wilder believes he has proof that Tyson Fury was given unfair recovery time in the final round of Saturday night's WBC heavyweight title fight.
Fury climbed off the canvas after a brutal knockdown with just two minutes left in the main event and Wilder remains adamant that referee Jack Reiss hesitated with his count, giving 'The Gypsy King' more time than he should have.
"I don't want to take nothing away from the fight but like I said, I've got a few questions that I ask myself that are circulating around, about the count," Wilder said in his post-fight press conference.
"I saw my man Joe Hanks [against Joe Joyce] and they got to him quick. He hit the ground and they started counting.
"But Fury was laid out and it was like they hesitated a little bit or whatever."
Three days on from the split draw which has caused much debate in the boxing world, Wilder shared footage of the knockdown alongside a timer which, according to him, shows that Fury was given more than 10 seconds to gather his wits.
Keep the vids coming for The Sick MFs That hate I won, The Blind MFs that can’t face reality and the MFs that just don’t want to see US Succeed🖕🏿 #BombZquad #YouKnowWhoYouAre #AllTalkGoodTalk pic.twitter.com/xshY9RDgSX
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) December 5, 2018
Wilder's mentions have since been inundated with criticism, with fans pointing out inconsistencies in his theory and reminding 'The Bronze Bomber' of the consensus that Fury deserved the victory.
That stopwatch clearly started before he hit the canvas. Very clearly. You can't just start the clock whenever you want.
— McLachlan (@neutralboxing) December 5, 2018
....bruh, the ref starts the count, not the fighter going to the ground. there's no imaginary clock, chill out man.
— Ṃᴀ́ɴ̀ᴜ̆ᴇ̑ƚ ?? ?? (@41st_side_718) December 5, 2018
You got outboxed for the majority of the fight actually embarrassing yourself here.
— Michael (@mucky1986) December 5, 2018
10 count and 10 seconds are two different things #youdontknowshitaboutboxing
— Miahh (@JamiahPlentie) December 5, 2018
It's pretty sad when not even a professional boxer knows the difference between a 10 count in boxing and 10 seconds..
— Connor ? (@ConnorWilson7) December 5, 2018
— Iaclo (@iacloofficial) December 5, 2018
It's a 10 count NOT 10 seconds & strictly speaking the count shouldn't start till you reach a neutral corner. He took one of your best shots & got up having dominated the fight, I was as surprised as you, accept it & go again. Trying to twist narrative like this just looks petty!
— Eamonn Doran (@edoran77) December 5, 2018
Nice try but wrong.
1. The stopwatch starts before Fury is on the ground.
2. It’s a 10 count not a 10 second time limit count.
3. He beats the count anyway, just like he beat you in the fight.
Just accept you got away with one.
Fury clearly won the fight.#ClutchingAtStraws pic.twitter.com/YwlEVnOU2j
— Colin Roberts (@colin_roberts) December 5, 2018
Count starts early on that video.
The count starts when he hits the canvas, not when the punch is thrown.
Unless you expect the ref to start a count every time an arm swings... pic.twitter.com/MUeO0HmCJ1
— Has Anyone Seen My Cat? (@cat_is_gone) December 5, 2018
But the timer started before Fury hit the floor.. ?
— Rip Van Winkle (@NnMag1) December 5, 2018
Bro u make u a count when he is in air look Clear when count start pic.twitter.com/cRBaiQXwoQ
— Mukesh Mike (@MukeshMike55) December 5, 2018
I had respect for you after the fight but now your clutching at straws and embaressing yourself. You lost the fight and their are countless videos showing he got ul at 9.5. Shame on u
— The Boxing Enquirer (@theboxingenq) December 5, 2018
— david davies (@daviddavies1422) December 5, 2018